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Solutions with Impact Receives Canadian Event Industry’s Top Award

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SWI's Joel Hock flanked by Event Coordinator Ashleigh Walker (left) and Event Account Manager Kalla Tonus-Burman

SWI’s Joel Hock flanked by Event Coordinator Ashleigh Walker (left) and Event Account Manager Kalla Tonus-Burman

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL  April 7, 2016   – The Canadian Event Industry’s pinnacle mark of professional achievement and the highest honor a Canadian event can earn has been awarded to Solutions with Impact for the “Best Event for a High Profile Charity” on behalf of the 2015 KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for its creativity, logistics, use of budget, design, overall entertainment value, strategy planning, and successfully profiling the organization with an overall wow factor.

In the last three years the event has raised more than $1.9 million in critical funds for the Foundation, which is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer.

“It’s great to be recognized by our peers, which shows what can be done with the right mix of creativity and commitment,” said Joel Hock President Solutions with Impact.  The Canadian Event Industry Awards, hosted by, is a national awards program which recognizes outstanding achievements in Canadian special events, meeting management, conference planning and exhibition management.  SWI has been awarded the winner of the Canadian Event Industry’s Most Outstanding Logistical Achievement Rally for Kids with Cancer Los Angeles 2012: Best Event Produced for a Charitable Organization: Chef’s Challenge 2011; Event Professional of the Year: Joel Hock 2010; Most Outstanding Event Under 100,000; YPI 2008; and Best Event Produced for a Charitable Organization: Bell Celebrity Gala 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.

“This coveted award is well deserved with many more to follow,” said business partner BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese who joins Hock in his fundraising efforts as Rally for Kids with Cancer Co-Chairman, which has generated more than $15 million for The Hospital for Sick Children.
“Joel’s extraordinary efforts illustrate the power of working together to provide much needed resources and support for such important initiatives. I could not be more honored to work with such an incredible individual and organization.”
Media Contact:
Lorraine Quartaro, Senior Director, Communications
Solutions with Impact
416-703-5371 ext. 236 or 416-433-7232


BG Capital Group’s Cowboys Saloon Announces National Expansion

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South Florida-based Cowboys Saloon has signed a national expansion deal with Starpoint Commercial to open additional venues in major markets throughout the Continental U.S.

South Florida-based Cowboys Saloon has signed a national expansion deal with Starpoint Commercial to open additional venues in major markets throughout the Continental U.S., announced Cowboys Saloon Founder Anthony Perera and co-owner BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese.


Since opening its first south Florida location in 2011, the casual dining, bar, and entertainment venue has become a major player in live music and entertainment, receiving numerous awards for its entertainment excellence. In May 2014 Perera and Genovese opened a second club in Ocala, Florida following a multimillion-dollar build-out that replaced the city’s old Midnight Rodeo complex in downtown Ocala, which had closed in 2011.

“Cowboys is now the number one entertainment spot and ultimate place for friends and families to gather and have fun in a classic western themed bar and restaurant that is modern and sophisticated,” said Genovese.

“We are excited to have been chosen by Cowboys Saloon for their national rollout,” said Starpoint Commercial Founder Joshua Rush. “Starpoint Commercial is a fully integrated real estate consulting and brokerage house focusing on retail and entertainment industries. It’s like having your own in-house real estate department.”

Cowboys Saloon is a fun entertainment driven dining and nightlife experience that combines Americana style eats, large dance floor and ample room for hosting national artists in a rustic western decor setting. The average location ranges from 12,000-15,000 square feet with a seating capacity for over 200 people and a concert capacity of close to or exceeding 1000 people.

“We love where this brand is going,” said Perera. “There is tremendous opportunity for a brand like Cowboys Saloon to gain massive market share and on that basis we plan to open 10-12 units in the next 24 months. More than just a restaurant or bar, we are truly an entertainment destination that engages guests from the moment the walk in and keep them entertained until the moment they leave.”

About BG Capital Group Limited
With more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisition. BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation are both based in Barbados with associate management offices in the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2013 Genovese developed and launched BG Signature, a portfolio of 12 exclusive luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship property, BG Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida, a 100-acre, year-round luxury equestrian retreat featuring world-class stables and lodging for traveling horse enthusiasts.